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New Kurt Wallander mini-story, The Grave, in Dutch
Posted 2004-05-25, updated 2004-06-04
The Grave (Het Graf) by Henning MankellOur good friend Ine, who runs the Dutch Wallander web site, has posted a page about a new mini-story that Henning Mankell has written called The Grave. It's going to be given away to people in The Netherlands who buy other crime books next month according to Ine.

I've run the Dutch text through an automatic translation tool and then tried to edit it to make sense. Here is the description of "Het graf":

  The Grave (2004)
Present for Dutch readers who purchase a crime novel during the month of June 2004

Kurt Wallander - the inspector, who worked in the area south of Sweden - in The Grave is looking at a house which he is considering purchasing. A facelift has been decided necessary, but the house has a large garden and a beautiful view. While Wallander walks through the garden, he trips over something. Just as he is on the way to his car to leave, asks himself what he has stumbled upon. He walks back the garden and sees that it was a decomposing human hand.


Read the original article (in Dutch) at Ine's web site.